It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas - Fest. As the leaves begin to change and the sun sets a little earlier, punks from all over the world will once again descend on downtown Gainesville to see their favorite bands, eat delicious local grub and generously offer high-fives to friends old and new.
You already know about the big names performing at this year's shindig, like the Descendents, Hot Water Music, Mineral, Marked Men, Strike Anywhere, Less Than Jake, Chixdiggit and the Melvins. But you might not know about many of the lesser-known bands who are also playing. That's why we've put together this handy guide to some of the best under-the-radar bands playing Fest 13. If you're looking to fill an empty spot in your schedule, look no further, and if you encounter a long line for a big name or just want to check it something new, this is a great place to find an alternative that might become your new favorite band.
Fest 13 takes place from Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Pre-Fest in Little Ybor takes place Oct. 29-30. Tickets are still available here.